Institute of Political Science

Courses and Teaching Philosophy

Since summer semester 2004 I have been working as a lecturer. Until 2008, I taught at several German universities like the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main; the Universität Stuttgart, the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and the Free University Berlin. The years as an apprentice and wandering journeyman were very helpful to find out how different teaching is organized in different universities.

Since lecturing is an essential element of my task in colleges, I regularly attend advanced training seminars in didactics in order to develop the concrete skills which I employ in every day teaching activities (e.g. oral examinations, written exams, active learning with large groups of students, concepts of evaluation of my own teaching). I believe that the good evaluation ratings I got in the student evaluation last year can be attributed to these seminars. In autumn 2009, I completed the last module of the “Baden-Württemberg Zertifikat” (http://www.hdz-bawue.de/). This is comprised of 200 units of 45 minutes each.

The objective of my lectures is not only to provide participants with systematic knowledge on the different topics, but also to train their methodological skills, which can be implemented in different ways. When dealing with the main topics, I am in charge of presenting them through different interactive methods. Until now the methods I used during my courses were:

In the summer semester 2018, the seminar "Political Institutions for Sustainability" was held.

In the summer semester 2017, the seminar "Political Institutions for Sustainability" was held.

In the winter semester 2016/17 courses were held on: "Einführung Politikwissenschaft" (Seminar, Kompaktphase und zwei Tutorien); "Konzepte und Theorien politischer Herrschaft" (Seminar)

In the summer semester 2016, courses were held on: "Political Institutions for Sustainability" (seminar) ; "Deliberative Demokratietheorie" (Seminar in cooperation with the Landeszentrale für Politische Bildung)

In the winter semester 2015/16 courses were held on:
"Einführung Politikwissenschaft" (Seminar, Kompaktphase und zwei Tutorien); "Konzepte und Theorien politischer Herrschaft" (Seminar); "Deliberative Demokratietheorie" (Seminar); "Was ist Politische Theorie? Bedeutung, Tradition und zentrale Fragestellungen" (Einzelvorlesung); "Nachhaltigkeit und Generationengerechtigkeit als normative Kategorien in der Politikwissenschaft" (Einzelvorlesung)

In the summer semester 2015 courses were held on:

"Deliberative Demokratietheorie" (Seminar); "Political Institutions for Sustainability / Intergenerational Justice / Preparedness for the Future" (Seminar)

In the winter semester 2014/2015 courses were held on:
"Konzepte und Theorien politischer Herrschaft" (Seminar),"Deliberative Demokratietheorie" (Seminar); "Politische Beteiligungsmöglichkeiten junger Menschen" (Buchseminar); "Was ist Politische Theorie? Bedeutung, Tradition und zentrale Fragestellungen" (Einzelvorlesung, Vortragsskript siehe hier); "Anti-Presentism, Sustainability and Intergenerational Justice as Normative Categories in Political Science" (Einzelvorlesung)

In the summer semester 2014 courses were held on „Political Theory – an Introduction“; „Institutions for Sustainability“; „Political Participation of young people (Book seminar)

In the winter semester 2013/14 courses were held on "Theories of Political Rule", "Political Theory - an Introduction", "Family and Population Policy".

In the sommer semester 2013 courses were held on "Generationally Just and Sustainable Education Policy" (book seminar) and "Qualitativ-empirical study about senior students in Tübingen (together with A. Bschaden)"

In the winter semester 2012/13 courses were held on "Theories of Political Rule", "Intergenerationally Just Education Policy (Book seminar)", "Deliberative Theory of Democracy" and "Survey on vegetarian food demand by students" (Studium Professionale).

In the summer semester 2012 a course was held on "Intergenerationally Just Policies (Policy Fields: Finance and Education)".

In the winter semester 2011/12 lectures were held on "Theories of Political Rule" und "Deliberative Theory of Democracy".

In the summer semester 2011 lectures were held on "Epistemology for Political Scientists" and "Generationally Just and Sustainable Education Policy".

In the winter semester 2010/11 lectures were held on " Theories of Political Rule " and " Family and Population Policy ".

In the introductory program for all first-semester students on November 3, 2011 (and for the previous semester) Tremmel presented his lecture "What is Political Theorie?"